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Notice Of Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY

There are two federal laws that protect the privacy of health information. These are the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

For students of The University of Tulsa (TU), the applicable federal privacy regulations are found in FERPA. However, it is our goal to comply with the standards of HIPAA. To view the standards of HIPAA, please see www.utulsa.edu/generalcounsel and/or http://www.cba.utulsa.edu/atrg.

We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. Any change we make to our privacy practices will be made available to you.

FILING A COMPLAINT

We are required to place in the Notice, contact information for filing a complaint if you feel that your privacy rights have been violated. Please contact:

HIPAA Privacy Officer
Office of the General Counsel
The University of Tulsa
600 S. College
Tulsa, OK 74104
918-631-2306

Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-877-696-6775

To file a complaint with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, you must do so within 180 days of the date on which that action that caused concern happened.

There will be no punishment or penalty for filing a complaint.

The effective date for this Notice is April 14, 2003.

HIPAA/Notice of Privacy Practices-ATR